I propose the name, "tetraheed view", to described ANY drawing or depiction which combines 3 other views (such as, but not necessarily, a top view, a side view, and a front view; those often are called "orthogonal" views (a clumsy and awkward name, which almost no one knows, or remembers), into a single FOURTH drawing or other depiction. That FOURTH depiction must be a genuine, good-faith attempt to combine (similar terms include integrate, synthesize, merge, etc.) three other views or viewpoints (usually, top, side, & front, in drawings, but when it comes to arguments, the three viewpoints might be described as Contestant 1, Contestant 2, and "Impartial Mediator") into an inclusive and encompassing perspective (or viewpoint, angle, etc.), and to depict what some object would look like, if it could be seen from that fourth angle, viewpoint, etc.
In many cases, it will not be possible to actually see a house, building, or other large and immobile object from a "tetraheed" angle (except, perhaps, in photographs or videos from a drone that can fly up to the proper position, and take pictures from there). So, in many cases, it will need to be a "mental construct".
But therein lies the challenge, and the pride of accomplishment. By using examples -- preferably with some training and coaching -- and by practicing on objects that can be lifted, handled, moved, and actually looked at from different angles, ANYONE can develop (and then improve) at least SOME level of skill, in learning how to analyze drawings, photographs, available views, etc, and then figuring out how an object would look if it could be seen from some OTHER angle, even though no such view is actually available.
My OTHER reason for proposing the phrase "tetraheed view" is because "tetraheed" evokes, or "resonates with", a different word, called a "tetrahedron" (pronounced TETT-ruh-HEED-run).
In geometry, a tetrahedron is formed by assembling four different triangles into a 3-dimensional structure, where:
(1) one triangle forms the base, and
(2) the other 3 triangles (each one attached to the base, along one edge) slope upward, lean against each other, and create/share a single peak. Sort of like an Egyptian pyramid, except those have square bases, and a "tetrahedron" has a triangular base -- which makes it symmetrical from EVERY direction.
Here are example drawings of tetrahedrons:
This is the TETRAHEED logo, where the tetrahedron is oriented to create
a "T" from the frontal edges
Most people don't realize it, but tetrahedrons become remarkable things, once you understand the patterns and principles. Among other things, they are the strongest and most stable 3-dimensional shapes that exist, in the universe as we know it. Plus, this is the shape of carbon -- the building block of all life on earth. Plus, it is the shape of silicon -- the basis of all computers, integrated circuits, and electronic intelligence. And, it is no coincidence that all vertebrate animals (except snakes) have exactly four limbs. Higher animals use that system, because that is what works best to balance: (1) the needs of mobility, since one leg can be raised, to look for the next landing spot, while the other three legs will provide a stable tripod; (2) the need for speed, as evidenced by fast-running animals; and, (3) the need to limit the amount of brain capacity which must be used to handle neuro-muscular signals both to, and from, the smallest practical number of limbs.
For those inclined toward religion, faith, and/or spirituality, logical and interesting arguments also can be made that tetrahedrons may even be "the shape of God" (an ambiguous phrase, rather like, "in His image"). For Christians, look at a cross. It's composed of four parts - the "stem" (i.e., below the intersection), and the left, right, and vertical arms. And, notice also that a cross creates four areas, in the same way that a street intersection creates four street-corners, each capable of becoming and supporting a building, park, or whatever. Also notice how the rotating tetrahedron, shown above, reveals a cross, in the center, at not just one but two different points, in every cycle of rotation. Those inclined to faith and spirituality can also assert, if so inclined, that tetrahedrons can depict and represent a person's relationship with God; the Holy Trinity forms a strong and stable triangular base, and any person has the right, the freedom, and the responsibility, to decide how high they will try to build their own personal structure, on top of that base, and whether the peak of that structure will be safely and stably located near the center of gravity, of the triangular base, or whether the rising structure can be built in a way that extends beyond the area of that base, in ways that others might regard as unsafe.
In addition, the tetrahedral shape is how atoms and molecules are arranged. Around ANY type of atom larger than hydrogen and helium, the arrangement of electrons is so curious, and so apparently illogical, that it would be called bizarre, and nonsensical, if it were not well-known, and totally real. I will not try to explain it in detail, in this website; instead, I invite and encourage any reader to talk to a chemist, instead, or to begin looking into the topic of atomic "valence shells", on Wikipedia, or in chemistry-oriented websites.
As a very brief introduction, here is a basic starting point, for any and all elements heavier than helium:
1. The FIRST FOUR electrons stay as far away from each other as they possibly can, until exactly FOUR of them have arrived. Why? Because they all have negative charges; and, therefore, they all repel each other, and want to stay as far away as possible, from each other. This places them in tetrahedral shape (or, more precisely, a tetrahedral "probability cloud"), around the nucleus of the atom, in a way that can be illustrated as follows:
Returning to the main topic of this page, the number 4 becomes a major plateau, and turning point, in more systems and structures than most people realize. In huge numbers of instances, the number 4 is where collections of parts, elements, components, or pieces stop acting like mere parts, and begin acting as an integrated and functioning machine, system, or assembly.
Once one begins to understand how and why FOUR is a crucially and critically important number, not in theory, but in real life, nature, and engineering and technology, and system design . . .
well . . . that kind of insight, pattern recognition, and understanding, is what this website is all about.
So . . . if you will click the brown TETRAHEDRONS button below, I'll do my best to explain how and why you will be better equipped to design, build, assemble, and accomplish things that will work better, and last longer, if you understand how and why 4-part structures and systems, if designed properly, can become the strongest and most stable frames, enclosures, structures, and systems that exist. And why that combination of strength, stability, and simplicity makes tetrahedrons good and useful things to know about, think about, and weave into your plans and tactics, if you have something valuable you would like to safeguard and protect, while also nurturing it, growing it, and sharing it with others.